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Candy maker donating Easter candy to local hospital employees, physicians

Monday, May 11, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

If you were the owner of South Whitehall Township’s very popular Josh Early Candies, what would you do with all the Easter chocolates you made for the upcoming holiday, but could not sell due to the Coronavirus sweeping the country?

How about donate it all to the employees and physicians working at the Lehigh Valley Health Network and St. Luke’s University Health Network? That’s exactly what Barry Dobil, Sr., current owner of the family run business is doing.

Children attending cancer camp smile at all the fun they have

Monday, July 15, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in School

The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley welcomed Lehigh Valley youngsters to its annual Camp Smile June 17-21 at Muhlenberg College, Allentown.

The PCFLV supports children with cancer and their families, “with love, hope and smiles.” The free camp engages the youngsters with art, theater, sports, swimming and special guests.

At this year’s camp, each of the 52 campers worked with counselors allowing a nearly one-to-one engagement.

The week ended with each group of campers presenting a play for their parents, families and friends.

Solehi student chosen Allentown Fair Queen

Friday, August 24, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Focus

McKenzie Corinn Hagenbuch of Emmaus was crowned the 2018 Great Allentown Fair Queen during The Lehigh County Agriculture Society (LCAS) 10th annual Great Allentown Fair Queen Contest Aug. 12 at Christopher’s Restaurant, 1519 Greenleaf St., Allentown.

She will be introduced at the Allentown Fair opening ceremonies, 5 p.m. Aug. 28, RCN Farmerama Theater on the Fairgrounds’ west end along Liberty Street.

Highway dedicated to memory of the late Capt. Mark T. Resh

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

A section of Route 100 near Fogelsville was dedicated July 14 in memory of U.S. Army Capt. Mark T. Resh, who served as an Apache Attack Helicopter pilot in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The section of highway stretches from the intersection of Main and Tilghman streets, Upper Macungie Township, to the intersection of Kernsville and Claussville Roads, Lowhill Township.

The highway memorializes the sacrifice of Resh, who was assigned to the 4th Attack Recon Battalion 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Air Division.

Police officers attend training on how to improve truck highway safety

Monday, March 19, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Police officers throughout Lehigh County attended a recent two week course on how to improve highway safety in the trucking industry.

According to an email from Chris Lengle, traffic safety coordinator with North Central Highway Safety Network, one of the goals of the program is to create county wide safety task force.

“CRASH (Coordinating Resources to Advance Safer Highways) pilot is a project which is focused on reducing crashes involving commercial motor vehicles.

Marines veterans celebrates the 242nd birthday of the Marine Corps

Monday, January 15, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

On a chilly fall afternoon, active duty and Marine veterans gathered recently at the Marine Corps Monument at Cedar Beach Park, Allentown, to celebrate the 242nd birthday of the Marine Corps.

On hand were Marines stationed at the Marine Corps reserve center on Airport Road as well as members of the Marine Corps Leagues of Allentown and Bethlehem.

Dent meets with ‘Dreamers,’ business owners

Monday, January 8, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, recently met at Vynecrest Winery with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals advocates, “Dreamers” and businesses that rely on immigrants as employees.

The goal was to discuss problems facing children of undocumented immigrants who brought their minor children to America.

The Department of Homeland Security has rescinded the Obama-era program which allows such children to remain in this country.

Students perform at PMEA event

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in School

One hundred and thirty high school musicians from District 10, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, performed Feb. 11 at Parkland High School.

Richard Sniscak, superintendent with Parkland School District gave the opening remarks.

Eric Hahn, president with PMEA District 10 also spoke.

The opening numbers were directed by Parkland High School Director Jason Lerew.

He then introduced the guest conductor Dennis Glocke, professor with Penn State University.

Professor Glocke is the director of concert bands at Penn State.

Minsi Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America holds “Friends of Scouting” recognition dinner

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Minsi Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America held a “Friends of Scouting” recognition dinner at Fellowship Manner, Whitehall Township.

The honoree for this year’s program was Fellowship Manner President and CEO Robert Zentz.

Zentz learned of the value of scouting in his home town of Lackawanna, N.Y. from a challenging but caring scout leader.

Senior Scout Justin Deutsch, from Troop 79 Whitehall talked about his interest in scouting and his future plans after graduating from Allentown Central Catholic High School.